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Closed - Tuesday 27th October PM

Afternoon Closure

The Medical Unit will be closed from 1:00pm - 6:00pm on Tuesday 27th October for all general services, including the telephone lines.

If you require urgent medical attention between these hours then please call 0116 295 009 for out of hours. If you require any urgent medical attention after these hours then please call 111 or 999 for emergencies.

Flu Appointments & Dispensary

The practice will be remaining open for patients that have appointments for flu vaccinations only and the Dispensary at the front of the building will remain open for repeat prescription of medication collection only.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Flu Jab Appointments Now Available For Patients Over 65's

Over 65's

We have started administering our first batch of flu vaccinations.

If you are 65 years of age and over and haven't yet had this seasons flu jab or received an invite for the vaccination, then please call the Medical Unit Appointment Line on 01530 270 933 and book an appointment if you would like to receive the vaccination. 

Under 65's - Vulnerable Patients

We will give further guidance and information on invitations and appointments to patients under 65 who are eligible for the vaccination in October; when we are expecting to receive our future batches of the vaccination. We will contact patients and provide any updates if the situation changes any sooner than October.


Face Masks & Coverings

Measham Medical Unit is asking all patients who have face to face appointments with any clinicians at the Medical Unit or anyone that needs to enter the building, to please bring their own face mask to wear whilst in the building.

Please click on the link below for any further information and government guidance regarding Face Coverings:

Gov Guidance: Face Coverings


Saturdays

The Unit is currently closed on a Saturday at present. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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NHS Fax Machine Phase Out

Please take note that as of March 31st 2020 the practice will no longer be able to accept or send Fax's, as part of the NHS's ban and phase out scheme of all Fax machines by April 2020.

From April, NHS organisations will be required to use modern communication methods, such as secure email, to improve patient safety and cyber security.

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We Are Extending Our Boundaries

In order to allow patients increased choice of GP Surgery access; we have extended our boundaries to accept patients from Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Blackfordby, Moira and some parts of Overseal. 

This is with the agreement and to support a neighbouring practice.

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Welcome Dr Dawes

We would like to give Dr Dawes a warm welcome. He has now joined us on a permanent basis and will be working at the Medical Unit on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Extended Access Appointments

 

You can now see a GP or other Healthcare professionals during:

  • Weekday Mornings:             7.00am – 8.30am
  • Weekday Evenings:             18.00pm – 22.00pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays:         10.00am – 16.00pm

These appointments will be available at the following locations:

 

  • Loughborough Urgent Care Centre-Loughborough Community Hospital
  • Coalville Community Hospital
  • Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital

 

If you would like to know more please speak to a member of practice staff.

 


Social Prescribing Groups

Social prescribing is a way of linking our patients with groups and sources of support within our community. It provides a non-medical option that can work alongside existing treatments to improve health and well-being. For more information on our groups please click here

 

Breast Screening Missed Invitations

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. This is because some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme. Please click here for more information.

 

Steady Steps

Are you over 65? Unsteady on your feet? Worried about falling or would like to improve your balance?

Steady Steps is an free exercise programme to help develop strength and balance. The sessions are held at Measham Leisure Centre on Monday's 13:30-15:00pm and starts on February 12th 2018. If you miss the start date you can still join the course within the first six weeks. Sessions are for 1 hour and the course runs for 24 weeks.

Booking is essential - for more information and to book your place please contact Chris Mawbey on 01530 454785 or Christopher.Mawbey@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

 

Carer's Clinic

Are you a carer seeking a listening ear? Would you like some information, advice or support? We have a local independent Care Advisor available at the Medical Unit. Please click here for information on clinic dates and times. 

 

Self Care Campaign

Why are we asking you to buy ‘Over the Counter’ medicines for short term treatment of minor ailments, low dose vitamin D supplements and some infant formulas? Please click here for more information.

 

Waterside Care

Waterside care is an initiative aimed at helping communities improve their local waterways (e.g. canals, brooks and rivers). Keep Britain Tidy is working in partnership with the Environmental Agency, Canal & River Trust and Severn Trent Water to set up Waterside Care groups in areas across the Midlands who then 'adopt' a local stretch of waterway.

For more information or if you would like to join the group please click here

 

First Contact Plus

First Contact Plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.

The initiative allows residents who require help with one or a number of issues to access a catalogue of information, advice, help and support.

Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics that assist the county’s residents can be found on this site.

First Contact Plus is delivered by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with GPs, the police, health organisations, voluntary groups and social care departments, district & borough councils who are helping adults across the county by working together to make access to services much easier.

For more information please visit: www.FirstContactPlus.org.uk

 

Meetups

Would you like to discover Meetups for all the things you love to do? Or create your own Meetup?

Please visit www.meetup.com for more details.

 

Walking Group

Come and join our friendly walking groups! No need to pre-book, just turn up, everyone is welcome. Please click here for more details.

 

Stroke and Disability Club

Starting at Measham Library on Wednesday 11th January 1pm - 3pm. Click here for more details.

 

Named Accountable GP

All GP practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP for each patient. If you would like to know who your allocated GP is, please ask next time you ring or visit the surgery.

The allocation of a GP does not restrict you to that Doctor or limit access to any of our services.

 

Care Plans

Do you feel that you or your loved one need more support to remain as well as possible and to avoid the risk of getting into a crisis situation, which means you may result in being admitted to hospital urgently?

Working with you or your family member to produce a care plan can give you peace of mind and reduce your risk of being admitted to hospital, when it can probably be avoided.

Would you like to develop a care plan to help you or a loved one avoid a health crisis? For more information, please read the attached Care Plan Leaflet

 

 See our CQC Inspection Report here

 

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